1969 IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Ref.866 AD

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Truly legendary vintage watch by IWC Schaffhausen. The original Ingenieur was among the very first watches designed to be truly antimagnetic and resist strong magnetic and electric fields. This particular timepiece represents the second generation of Ingenieur series and has reference 866. The updated execution also combines all the best what you can expect from a vintage watch - oversize yet still elegant 37.5 mm stainless steel case with soft iron inner case and screw-down caseback, reliable and famous "Pellaton" movement, beautiful sunburst dial, and provenance of a real tool watch. 

Professionally serviced in September 2018. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 2-body case with screw-down case back and inner case made of soft antimagnetic iron. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing.
  • Immaculate case professionally polished to IWC factory specs.
  • 37.5 mm (without crown) / 48 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original signed crown

    Movement:

    • Automatic with sweep second hand and date
    • Precise and collectible Caliber 8541B, signed "International Watch Co Swiss"
    • Pellaton system, 19800 A/h, Incabloc, 44 hours of power reserve.
    • Mint condition. Professionally serviced in September 2018.

    Dial:

    • Original silver "sunburst" dial in outstanding condition.
    • Signed "International Watch Co Schaffhausen" at 12 o’clock. Signed "Ingenieur" at 6 o'clock, signed "T Swiss T" at 6 o'clock.
    • Silver raised hour markers
    • Original steel luminous hands, steel sweep seconds hand.
    • All original lume in excellent condition

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes with generic calfskin strap and generic steel buckle.
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: IWC, Watches

    Category: IWC


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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

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    Diameter without crown

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    Lug-to-lug width

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